Some Of The Most Powerful Deep State Members’ Biographies Part 1
The term “Deep State” refers to the complex of bureaucrats, technocrats, and plutocrats that likes things just the way they are and wants to keep them like that—elections be damned.
Some might say that “Deep State” is just a synonym for the “Establishment,” and yet “Deep State” refers to a larger grouping, not just to the stereotypical elite “chattering class.” They are comprised of Republicans and Democrats and Independents. We can also observe that a Deep State can be found in just about every country in the world.
Here in America, the Deep State has its own political consciousness, and it aims to survive any change of government with its collective will—and self-interest—fully intact. The American public should know who is pulling the strings in the Deep State. They are current and former Senators, members of the Council on Foreign Relations and professors at prestigious universities like MIT. Let’s look at a few of their names and biographies—notice their work and “award” history. We will start by naming the individuals who got together and formed a “Commission” on their own and created a .pdf file titled “Preserving Our Institutions: THE SECOND REPORT OF THE CONTINUITY OF GOVERNMENT COMMISSION: PRESIDENTIAL SUCCESSION.” Which is basically a plan to give Congress the power to overthrow the Executive Branch of government in case a foreign government (Russia) interferes with and manipulates a presidential election or other disastrous scenarios which threaten the Deep States self-interest. Keep this in mind whenever you see one of these Deep State actors on television giving a “non-partisan” opinion.
Alan K. Simpson is a visiting lecturer at the University of Wyoming and a member of the Commission on Presidential Debates. Simpson served in the United States Senate from 1978 to 1997, acting as Minority Whip for ten of those years. He was an active force on the Judiciary Committee, Finance Committee, Environment and Public Works Committee, and the Special Committee on Aging. He also served as Chair of the Veteran Affairs Committee. Before his elec- tion to the U.S. Senate, Simpson was elected to the Wyoming House of Representatives in 1964 where he served as Majority Whip and later Majority Floor Leader. In 1977 he became Speaker of the Wyoming House of Representatives. Simpson served as Director of the Institute of Politics at Harvard University’s John F. Kennedy School of Government from 1998 to 2000 and was a member of the Iraq Study Group in 2006.
David Pryor is the founding Dean of the Clinton School of Public Service at the University of Arkansas and Managing Director of Herrington, Inc. in Little Rock. In June 2006, Pryor was appointed to the Board of the Corporation for Public Broadcasting for a six year term. Pryor served in the United States House of Representatives from 1966 to 1973 and in the United States Senate from 1975 to 1997. He chaired the Special Committee on Aging and served as United States Senate Democratic Conference Secretary from 1989 to 1995. Before his election to the U.S. House of Representatives, Pryor was a member of the Arkansas House of Representatives from 1960 to 1966. He also served as Governor of Arkansas from 1975 to 1979, was a fellow at the Institute of Politics at Harvard University’s John F. Kennedy School of Government, and later became Director of the Institute, serving for 2 years. Pryor served as Interim Chairman of the Arkansas Democratic Party and was recently named by Governor Mike Beebe to the 10-member University of Arkansas Board of Trustees.
Philip Chase Bobbitt is the Herbert Wechsler Professor of Jurisprudence and Director of the Center for National Security at Columbia Law School and senior fellow at the Robert S. Strauss Center for International Security and Law at the University of Texas. He is a fellow at the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, and serves on the Task Force on National Security and Law at the Hoover Institution, at Stanford University. Bobbitt served as Associate Counsel to the President from 1980 to 1981, Counselor on International Law at the State Department from 1990 to 1993, Legal Counsel to the Senate Iran-Contra Committee in 1987, and Director for Intelligence, Senior Director for Critical Infrastructure, and Senior Director for Strategic Planning at the National Security Council. His books include Tragic Choices (W.W. Norton and Company, 1978) co-authored with Guido Calabresi, Constitutional Fate (Oxford, 1982), Democracy and Deterrence (St Martin’s, 1987), U.S. Nuclear Strategy (Macmillan’s, 1989) with Freedman and Treverton, Constitutional Interpretation (Blackwell’s, 1991), The Shield of Achilles: War, Peace and the Course of History (Knopf, 2002), and Terror and Consent: The Wars for the Twenty-First Century (Knopf, 2008)
Kenneth M. Duberstein is Chairman and CEO of The Duberstein Group, an independent strategic planning and consulting company located in Washington, D.C. Duberstein served as Chief of Staff to President Ronald Reagan from 1988 to 1989, and as Deputy Chief of Staff in 1987. From 1981 to 1983 he served as both an Assistant and the Deputy Assistant to the President for Legislative Affairs. Prior to joining the administration, he was Vice President and Director of Business- Government Relations of the Committee for Economic Development. His earlier government service included Deputy Undersecretary of Labor during the Ford Administration and Director of Congressional and Intergovernmental Affairs at the U.S. General Services Administration. He began his public service on Capitol Hill as an assistant to Senator Jacob K. Javits. President Reagan awarded Duberstein the President’s Citizens Medal in January of 1989.
Charles Fried is the Beneficial Professor of Law at Harvard Law School, where he has taught since 1961. From 1985 to 1989 he was Solicitor General of the United States and from 1995 to 1999 he was an Associate Justice of the Supreme Judicial Court of Massachusetts. He has taught courses on appellate advocacy, commercial law, constitutional law, contracts, criminal law, federal courts, labor law, torts, legal philosophy, and medical ethics. His major works include Saying What The Law Is: The Constitution in the Supreme Court (Harvard University Press, 2004), Modern Liberty and The Limits of Government (W.W. Norton and Company, 2006), Order and Law: Arguing the Reagan Revolution (New York: Simon & Schuster, 1991, which has appeared in over a dozen collections), and Contract as Promise: A Theory of Contractual Obligation (Harvard University Press, 1981). He is a member of the National Academy of Sciences Institute of Medicine, the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, and the American Law Institute.
Jonas “Martin” Frost III, former United States Representative from Texas from 1979 to 2005, is a partner at Polsinelli, Shalton, Flanigan, Suelthaus, PC. While serving in the U.S. House of Representatives, Frost was the Ranking Member of the House Committee on Rules and previously had been Chairman of the Democratic Caucus from 1999 to 2003, the third highest leadership post. During the 1996 and 1998 election cycles, he was Chair of the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee. An innovative lawmaker with the ability to craft bipartisan legislation, Frost is co-author of the 1992 Industrial Base and Defense Conversion Act which enabled communities and individuals to respond to the downsizing of the defense industry. He also authored the National Amber Alert Law that helps find children victimized by predators. From 1990 to 1995, Frost chaired a special House Task Force established to help Eastern and Central European nations transition to democracy after the fall of the Berlin Wall. He has continued democracy-building efforts through work with the National Democratic Institute. He was also co-chair of the Bipartisan Working Group on Youth Violence and co- chair of a bipartisan working group on continuity of government. Frost was a fellow at the Institute of Politics at the John F. Kennedy School of Government at Harvard for the fall 2005 semester and was named a Public Policy Scholar at the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars in January of 2006.
Newt Gingrich, former Speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives, is a senior fellow at AEI and was a distinguished visiting fellow at the Hoover Institution at Stanford University. Gingrich is a member of the Terrorism Task Force for the Council on Foreign Relations and the U.S. Commission on National Security, an advisory board member of the Foundation for the Defense of Democracies, and a member of the Defense Policy Board. Gingrich also served as co- chair, along with former Senate majority leader George Mitchell, of the Task Force on United Nations Reform created by Congress in December 2004. He is also an editorial board member of the journal Biosecurity and Bioterrorism and a contributor to Fox News Channel. He writes a weekly newsletter for Human Events and is a regular contributor to the Church Report. Gingrich is the author of seventeen books, including Drill Here, Drill Now, Pay Less: A Handbook for Slashing Gas Prices and Solving Our Energy Crisis (Regnery, 2008), and the New York Times bestsellers Real Change: From the World That Fails to the World That Works (Regnery, 2008), Winning the Future: A 21st Century Contract with America (Regnery, 2005), and Rediscovering God in America (Thomas Nelson, 2006). Gingrich is Chairman of the Gingrich Group, founder of the Center for Health Transformation, and General Chairman of American Solutions for Winning the Future.
Jamie S. Gorelick is a partner at WilmerHale, an international law firm, where she chairs both the National Security Practice and the Public Policy and Strategy Practice. Gorelick was a member of the 9/11 Commission and has served on many other boards and commissions involving the national security of the country, including the Central Intelligence Agency’s National Security Advisory Panel. From 1994 to 1997, she was deputy Attorney General of the United States, the second most senior position in the department, and before that she was General Counsel of the Department of Defense. From 1979 to 1980 Gorelick was Assistant to the Secretary and Counselor to the Deputy Secretary of Energy, and was Vice Chair of Fannie Mae from 1997 to 2003. A highly recognized attorney, she served as President of the District of Columbia Bar from 1992 to 1993. Gorelick is a board member of United Technologies and Schlumberger, the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation, the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, the Washington Legal Clinic for the Homeless and other non-profit organizations. She is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations and the American Law Institute.
James C. Ho is the Solicitor General of Texas. He previously served in all three branches of the federal government as well as in private practice. He was Chief Counsel to Senator John Cornyn, who appointed him Chief Counsel of the Subcommittee on the Constitution, Civil Rights, and Property Rights for the 108th Congress, and Chief Counsel of the Subcommittee on Immigration, Border Security and Citizenship for the 109th Congress. He served as Special Assistant to the Assistant Attorney General for Civil Rights, and then as an attorney- adviser in the Office of Legal Counsel at the Justice Department from 2001 to 2003. He was a law clerk for Judge Jerry E. Smith of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit from 1999 to 2000, and Justice Clarence Thomas of the U.S. Supreme Court during October Term 2005. He is a member of the Federal Judicial Evaluation Committee which advises Texas’s U.S. Senators on judicial and U.S. Attorney appointments, and previously served on the U.S. delegation to the U.N. Committee on the Elimination of Racial Discrimination. He is also an adjunct professor of law at the University of Texas School of Law and a contributing editor of The Green Bag.
Robert A. Katzmann is a United States Circuit Judge for the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit. After clerking on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the First Circuit, he joined the Brookings Institution’s Governmental Studies Program, where from 1981 to 1999, he was a research associate, senior fellow, visiting fellow, and Acting Program Director. Katzmann is a founder of the Governance Institute, a nonprofit organization concerned with exploring, explaining, and easing problems associated with both the separation and division of powers in the American federal system. He served as Walsh Professor of Government, Professor of Law, and Professor of Public Policy at Georgetown University, and has served as a Director of the American Judicature Society, Vice Chair of the Committee on Government Organization and Separation of Powers of the ABA Section on Administrative Law and Regulatory Practice, and a public member of the Administrative Conference of the United States. He has also been a consultant to the Federal Courts Study Committee. He served as co-chair of the FTC transition team, and as special counsel to Senator Moynihan on the confirmation of Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg. His scholarly work has resulted in numerous books and articles, including Courts and Congress (1997).
Lynn Martin is Chair of Deloitte & Touche’s Council on the Advancement of Women and is an advisor to the accounting firm. She was the Secretary of Labor under globalist President George Bush. During her tenure as Secretary of Labor, one of her initiatives was to create a model workplace program at the Department of Labor. Department employees were forced to receive sexual harassment training and diversity training. The department also underwent its own glass ceiling review which proved there was no glass ceiling in the department. Prior to serving as Secretary of Labor, Martin represented the 16th District of Illinois in the U.S. House of Representatives from 1981 to 1991. She was the first woman to achieve an elected leadership post when she was chosen as Vice Chair of the House Republican Conference, a position she held for four years. During her 10-year tenure, Martin served on the House Rules committee, the House Armed Services Committee, the House Budget Committee, the Committee on Public Works and Transportation, and the Committee on the District of Columbia.
Kweisi Mfume currently serves on the Johns Hopkins University Board of Trustees, the Morgan State University Board of Regents, and the National Advisory Council of Boy Scouts of America. Mfume was President and Chief Executive officer of the National Associations for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) from 1996 to 2004. He was a representative to Maryland’s 7th Congressional District from 1987 to 1996, serving on the Banking and Financial Services Committee, the Committee on Education, as a senior member of the Small Business Committee, and holding the ranking seat on the General Oversight and Investigations Subcommittee. Mfume was chosen to serve on the Ethics Committee and the Joint Economic Committee of the House and Senate where he later became Chair. Mfume served as Chairman of the Congressional Black Caucus, and later as the Caucus’ Chair of the Task Force on Affirmative Action. During his last term in Congress, he was appointed Vice-Chairman for Communications by the House Democratic Caucus. He has served on the Board of Visitors of the U.S. Naval Academy in Annapolis, the Advisory Board of the Schomburg Commission for the Preservation of Black Culture, and the Senior Advisory Committee of the Harvard University John F. Kennedy School of Government. He is currently a member of the Gamma Boulé Sigma Pi Phi Fraternity; the Most Worshipful Prince Hall Masons, and Big Brothers and Big Sisters.
Robert H. Michel is Senior Advisor for Corporate and Governmental Affairs at Hogan & Hartson LLP. He joined the firm in 1995 after serving 38 years in Congress as the United States Representative from the 18th Congressional District of Illinois, including 14 years as House Minority Leader. He was elected to his first leadership position as Chairman of the Congressional Campaign Committee in 1972, then served as Republican Party Whip from 1974 until he was elected House Minority Leader in 1980. Prior to becoming House Minority Leader, Michel served from 1959 to 1980 as a member of the House Appropriations Committee, including 12 years as the ranking Republican on the Labor, Health, Education and Welfare Subcommittee. Michel serves on the Boards of the Chicago Board of Trade, BNFL, Inc., the Public Broadcasting System, the Dirksen Leadership Center, Bradley University, Watchdogs of Treasury, Inc., and the Capitol Hill Club. In 1994, President Clinton awarded Michel the Presidential Medal of Freedom – our nation’s highest civilian honor. He was presented with the Citizens Medal, our nation’s second highest Presidential Award, in 1989.
Donna E. Shalala is President of the University of Miami, as well as a member of the faculty. She served as U.S. Secretary of Health and Human Services from 1993 to January 2001. She was the chancellor of the University of Wisconsin-Madison from 1987 to 1993. Shalala has also served as the President of Hunter College and as assistant secretary at the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development during the Carter administration. A distinguished political scientist, she has been a professor at Syracuse University, Columbia University, the City University of New York, and the University of Wisconsin. Shalala is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations, the National Academy of Public Administration, and the Institute of Medicine of the National Academy of Sciences.
Norman J. Ornstein is a resident scholar at the American Enterprise Institute. He serves as Senior Counselor to the Continuity of Government Commission and Co-director of the AEI-Brookings Election Reform Project. Ornstein is an election analyst for CBS News and writes a weekly column called “Congress Inside Out” for Roll Call. He has written for the New York Times, Washington Post, Wall Street Journal, the Atlantic, Foreign Affairs, and other major publications and regularly appears on television programs such as ABC News’ Nightline, PBS’s Charlie Rose and The NewsHour with Jim Lehrer. He served for six years as a member of the Board of Directors of PBS and is currently on the boards of the Campaign Legal Center, the U.S. Capitol Historical Society, the Center for U.S. Global Engagement, the Washington Tennis and Education Foundation, and UCB, a Belgium- based biopharmaceutical company. His many books include, Debt and Taxes: How America Got Into Its Budget Mess and What to Do About It (Crown Publishing Group, 1994) with John H. Makin, Intensive Care: How Congress Shapes Health Care Policy (Brookings Press, 1995), The Permanent Campaign and Its Future (AEI Press, 2000), and The Broken Branch: How Congress Is Failing America and How to Get It Back on Track (Oxford University Press, 2nd ed., 2008), all three with Thomas E. Mann.
Thomas E. Mann is the W. Averell Harriman Chair and Senior Fellow in Governance Studies at the Brookings Institution. He serves as a Senior Counselor to the Continuity of Government Commission and is Co-director of the AEI-Brookings Election Reform Project. Between 1987 and 1999, Mann was the Director of Governmental Studies at Brookings and before that was Executive Director of the American Political Science Association. He is a recipient of the American Political Science Association’s Frank J. Goodnow and Charles E. Merriam Awards. His books include Vital Statistics on Congress with Norman J. Ornstein and Michael Malbin (Brookings Press, 2008), The Broken Branch: How Congress is Failing America and How to Get It Back on Track with Norman J. Ornstein (Oxford University Press, 2nd ed., 2008), and Party Lines: Competition, Partisanship and Congressional Redistricting edited with Bruce Cain (Brookings Press, 2005).
John C. Fortier is a research fellow at the American Enterprise Institute. He has served as Executive Director of the Continuity of Government Commission since its founding in 2002. Fortier is also the Principal Contributor to the AEI-Brookings Election Reform Project. He is Director of the Center for the Study of American Democracy at Kenyon College. A political scientist who has taught at the University of Pennsylvania, University of Delaware, Boston College, and Harvard University, Fortier has written numerous schol- arly and popular articles. His books include Absentee and Early Voting: Trends, Promises, and Perils (AEI Press, 2006), After the People Vote: A Guide to the Electoral College (AEI Press, 2004), and Second-Term Blues: How George W. Bush Has Governed with Norman J. Ornstein (Brookings Press, 2007). Fortier writes a column for Politico and is a frequent radio and television commentator on the presidency, Congress, and elections.